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Departmental Theft

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to deter theft from within the Department. (322646)

The Department has building access monitoring and control measures in place in accordance with Cabinet Office policy; requires all staff to wear passes while in the office; issues staff awareness guidance on its intranet; has a clear desk policy in place and provides secure storage for its staff.

Ongoing security awareness activities are undertaken to ensure that DECC assets and information are handled appropriately and securely.